Committed to the Cause
Meet your 1H@AT Board Members. We all come from different backgrounds, but we all share the same love for draft horses.
Jasmin is the backbone of the rescue, the one that started it all.
Her love for the draft horse led her to starting the rescue at the beginning of 2018 in hopes to help as many draft horses as she can!
Jasmin is originally from Germany and she is a State Certified Foreign Language Secretary for English and French.
She runs the main rescue facility in Corvallis/Montana where she lives with her family on a 20 acre farm.
Sheryl comes to us from the Missoula/Montana area. She currently works as the feed manager at Axmen Farm and Ranch and she moved to Montana about 7 years ago from Wenatchee/Washington, where she also worked at a feed store. In Washington, Sheryl worked with "Trusting Spirit Horse Rescue" at the time, so she is very familiar with all aspects of the rescue world.
Sheryl says she loves rescues and especially the ones that she feels are doing the rescue for the benefit of the animals, not for the humans who run them, thus Sheryl has come to the right place! She has owned and trained her own horses since she was 16, and before that time, it was her uncle John who got her into horses. She was on a horse before she could walk, and uncle John supported her "horse addiction" until she could afford her own horse. Sheryl loves having horses and helping neglected horses find a second chance in life. Being in the feed industry has helped her help countless people give their own horses a second chance when the owners felt there was no other options for their horses. Sheryl says she truly just wants to do her part in helping any and all drafts that find their way to 1H@AT.
Kelly currently lives in Irvine, CA, with a dream of moving to the Bitterroot Valley. She discovered 1H@AT on Facebook a few years back. After volunteering for a day when she was in the area back in 2019, Kelly fell in love with the drafts and has been traveling to 1H@AT on and off for the last three years to volunteer. Kelly says she gets more out of it than the horses do and her mucking skills have greatly improved over this time period. Kelly's real job is in sales, providing software products to the hospital industry. Having been in sales over the past twenty years, Kelly tends to think like a marketer. She's hoping to use her experiences in work and life to add to, and enhance all things at 1H@AT.
Advisor to the Board
Adena is a vital part of the rescue with her extensive knowledge not only in corporate business, but most of all when it comes to taking care of our beloved Gentle Giants! Her wealth of knowledge when it comes to nutrition and homeopathic needs for our drafts is so very valuable to us. Adena is also certified in Equine Kinesiology taping and has her own herd of drafts!
Amber was born and raised in Spokane, WA. I moved my husband and two teenage kids to Billings, to follow my late father's dream and mine, in Jan 2022. We have a 'perfect for us' size ranch, that is a great horse property. Amber is passionate about rescuing animals and started with kitty's, canines, and now equine! Amber is fabulous at foster failing...currently sitting at 100% failure! She has a background in working with non-profits and brings a lot of strategic- and fundraising skills to the table!
1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue is driven by a single goal: to save unwanted, neglected and abused draft horses from going to slaughter! The rescue wants to do its part in making the world a better place for all, even if it can only be done 1 Horse At A Time. The rescue strives to build productive relationships and to make a positive impact with all of their pursuits.
Throughout the course of our work, other rescues have seen our success and reached out to partner with us. This allows us to proxy bid at auction on their behalf and thus place more horses into save, loving homes.
Each year, more than 100,000 American horses—working, racing and companion horses and even children’s ponies—are inhumanely transported long distances in cramped trailers without food, water or rest. Then they are brutally slaughtered, and their meat is shipped overseas for human consumption. The majority of these horses are young, healthy animals who could have led productive lives with loving owners if they’d been given the chance.
That's where 1 Horse At A Time comes in. The organization actively seeks out draft horses at auctions that are at risk of being sent to slaughter. The unwanted, old ones, the injured ones, the hurt ones, the ones that have "served their purpose" and now don't serve their purpose anymore and are being thrown out. Sometimes the healthy ones that are just not wanted anymore. The rescue takes them home, nurtures them back to health, feeds them, gives them proper medical attention but most of all: loves them!! And it can only be done with your help. Yes, the organization will ask for donations. We will hold fundraisers. We will speak at events to raise awareness, but one thing we will do for sure: we will save that life no matter what! And we are excited to have you follow us on this journey!
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Jasmin Shinn, Founder
1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue